Spoon play “Written in Reverse” for Conan

Something tells me not even the warbled strain of Britt Daniel is going to cheer up Conan this week, as he’s clearly in full on Keith Hernandez mode as his exit from The Tonight Show draws closer.  Regardless, Transference (out via Merge) is something halfway between the excellent Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga and the also excellent Kill the Moonlight, in terms of feeling and studio texture.  Lots of people are going to call this one a “grower” or even a “letdown,” but there’s lots to love.

“Written in Reverse” is one of the album’s most Spoon-y songs, one we heard nearly a year-and-a-half ago during MFNW 08, which means you might like it if you love all the band’s trademark flourishes, probably not if you’re hoping for something slightly different.

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